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Appellant sought specific information related to his deceased son, but the Respondent chosen to give vague reply to the Appellant; It shows the clear malafide intent of the PIO in obstructing basic information - CIC: Re-examine and give point-wise reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Relevant hyperlink has been furnished to the Appellant - CIC: When an information or record is already in the public domain, the same cannot be said to be held or under the control of public authority and it is deemed to be given to the public at large     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Information involved procedure followed by the University on the basis of marks of multiple candidates - CIC: Relevant exemption clauses u/s 8 (1) of the RTI Act were not cited by the erstwhile CPIO; Re-visit point no. (v) of RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Medical bill submitted by the complainant was processed repeatedly to PCDA (CC) Lucknow; Hospital has verified that bills are genuine and has given CTC of the same; Bills will be forwarded to the PCDA office - CIC: Complaint dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding Dependent Identity Card issued by Indian Army - Respondent: It is issued by the CO; Issued to avail travelling, medical facility as well as CSD canteen facility besides being proof of identity - CIC: No further action required     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: RTI queries are worded in a manner that conveys sheer anguish being harbored by the Appellant; Under the garb of seeking for information, he appears to be channelizing his grievance by raising speculative and interrogative queries; Provide status     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore Police Commissioner’s office coming up without plan approval?     Right to Information Act 2005    No action taken against the illegal massage parlours or spas in Goa     Right to Information Act 2005    Are there norms about the fee a school should charge and the facilities it offers?     Right to Information Act 2005    There is only 1 primary health centre per 28 villages of UP     Right to Information Act 2005    Services of all OSDs / Consultants terminated by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai     Right to Information Act 2005    We will know, we will live - RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Disclosure of third party agreements entered into by UIDAI for handling grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005    Service particulars of colleagues to be furnished for dispute arises relating to confirmation, seniority, promotion     Right to Information Act 2005   
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Case Laws

November 3, 2023
CIC: Appellant has misconceived the entire import of the RTI Act as well as the role of the First and Second Appellate Authority; Relief sought is transferring of the appeal to the “CVO/CIC” which is not maintainable request u/s 19(3) of the RTI Act...more>>
November 1, 2023
Marks secured by the candidates who appeared in the examination for the post of Administrative Officer and the complete merit list - PIO: Information exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of RTI Act - CIC: No further intervention is warranted in the matter...more>>



October 30, 2023
Copy of CAT order was refused asking the appellant to apply as per procedure provided under Chapter XVIII of C.A.T. Rules of Practice, 1993 - CIC: Provide the documents free of cost as the existence of two avenues is not mutually exclusive...more>>
October 27, 2023
List of Christian employees was sought from the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd - CIC: information sought qualifies as third-party information and same is exempted from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act; Further, no larger public interest has been invoked...more>>



October 25, 2023
PIO informed that the bank had challenged the order of the Commission - CIC: Challenging the order may not be legal ground to circumvent the orders of the Commission; Penalty of Rs. 10,000- imposed upon Shri Anand Joshi, the PIO...more>>
October 23, 2023
Name of CPIO & FAA at CBI, provisions of law about nondisclosure of name of CPIO & FAA while disposing of application/ Appeal etc. was sought - CIC: As the RTI Application & Appeal(s) have been filed collectively by two persons, it is not maintainable...more>>



Articles

Do Citizens Misuse RTI or Powerful Misuse Discretion?
July 1, 2021
A PIL has been filed before the Apex Court seeking guidelines against misuse   more>>
CIC expresses severe displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for not providing timely reply
June 12, 2021
Action against the PIO under Section 20 for the gross violation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>
Would the RBI provide information about the loan defaulters and inspection reports?
April 29, 2021
SC dismisses recall applications in Jayantilal Mistry judgment paving way for disclosure   more>>

Comments

Which government body decides the charges of courier services in India?
December 11, 2022
Each and every courier company charges different rates and is not liable for any loss   more>>
Will the reason "urgent personal work" amount to disclosing personal information?
November 28, 2022
Furnishing information about the reason for availing leave by a public servant   more>>
The records are available in the vernacular which is the official language of the state
November 20, 2022
Can RTI Applicant demand translation by the PIO from vernacular to English?   more>>